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Reply #435 on: July 28, 2015, 06:15:24 PM
that documentary is fucking GREAT. must watch. super crazy.


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Reply #436 on: July 31, 2015, 10:39:51 PM
September 28, 2015

The Otto Preminger Film Noir Collection on blu-ray from BFI



-The Fallen Angel (1945)
-Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
-Whirlpool (1949)

The Otto Preminger Film Noir Collection - Amazon UK

The Fallen Angel (1945) and Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) will be released in the US by Twilight Time








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Reply #437 on: August 05, 2015, 11:41:16 PM
October 19, 2015

The Shohei Imamura Masterpiece Collection on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema



-Nishi-Ginza Station (1958)
-Stolen Desire (1958)
-Pigs & Battleships (1961)
-The Insect Woman (1963)
-A Man Vanishes (1967)
-Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
-Vengeance is Mine (1979)
-The Ballad of Narayama (1983)   


The Shohei Imamura Masterpiece Collection - Amazon UK


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Reply #438 on: August 07, 2015, 05:40:49 PM
October 19, 2015

The Naked Prey (1965) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema



The Naked Prey (1965) - Amazon UK



October 26, 2015

John Frankenheimer's Seconds (1966) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema



Seconds (1966) - Amazon UK


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Reply #439 on: August 08, 2015, 05:53:22 PM
October 20, 2015

The Benoit Jacquot Collection on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group




-A Single Girl (1995)

A day in the life of a young and independent Parisian girl that is shot in real time as she copes with work and relationships.


-Keep It Quiet (1999)

Fabrice Luchini's businessman Grégoire has just done an undeserved stretch in the penitentiary for some sordid white-collar family business, but given his newfound hyper-awareness of the world and the way his wife (Huppert) and brother (Lindon) tiptoe around him, he might as well be returning from the dead. Keep It Quiet hides the particulars of many of its plot entanglements in order to concentrate on the complex emotions entangling its characters.


-The Disenchanted (1990)

Jacquot has often referred to this beautifully concentrated 1990 film as a new beginning, a break from the "theoretically" driven films of the 70s and 80s into the pursuit of "something human," in the director's words.

The film is built around the troubled countenance of 17-year-old Judith Godrèche in the role of Beth, a teenager in the midst of a painful moral education. She is put in the unenviable position of holding her family together and debasing herself at the suggestion of both her scornful bedridden mother and her no-good boyfriend. Everything begins and ends with Godrèche's extraordinary dark eyes, at once signaling emotional deprivation, wounded intelligence, and hard-won wisdom.

Jacquot and his extraordinary cinematographer Caroline Champetier give us the world as if refracted through those eyes, a strangely magical environment in which every object and encounter feels potentially ominous and/or liberating.

Jacquot once described the film perfectly in an interview with Gerald Peary and Peter Brunette: "Beth's losing her childhood, becoming a woman, and becoming disenchanted.


The Benoit Jacquot Collection - Amazon


A Single Girl (1995) also has a planned standalone release that I'm not sure is still happening










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Reply #440 on: August 10, 2015, 06:01:03 PM
November 10, 2015

Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog (1991) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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Reply #441 on: August 11, 2015, 04:13:34 PM
November 30, 2015

The Jacques Rivette Collection on blu-ray from Arrow UK



The Jacques Rivette Collection - Amazon UK




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Reply #442 on: August 13, 2015, 12:17:27 AM
Q4 2015 TBD

Alain Resnais' Je t'aime je t'aime (1968) on blu-ray from Kino



Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to experience moments from his past in a random order.




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Reply #443 on: August 13, 2015, 02:46:13 PM
November 2015 TBD

Donald Cammell's The White of the Eye (1987) on blu-ray from Scream Factory, also available from Arrow UK



A serial killer is on the loose in and around the small community of Globe, Arizona, and housewife Joan White (Cathy Moriarty) gradually comes to suspect that her opera-loving hi-fi engineer husband Paul (David Keith) might know more than he s letting on...

So far so familiar, but in the hands of British visionary Donald Cammell (who wrote and co-directed Performance with Nicolas Roeg), the film becomes a dazzling kaleidoscope of images and ideas, spanning everything from Apache folklore, desert landscapes and stylish murder set-pieces that recall Dario Argento to a painfully vivid dissection of the emotional fissures undermining a modern marriage. It s all set to an equally eclectic score co-written by Pink Floyd s Nick Mason.

Described by the distinguished critic David Thomson as "one of the great secret works in cinema", White of the Eye is one of the most bizarre and unforgettable thrillers ever made.





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Reply #444 on: August 14, 2015, 03:20:10 PM
August 18, 2015

Sidney Hayers' Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) on blu-ray from Kino



The powers of dark magic rule the night in this chilling masterpiece of supernatural horror as a college campus turns into a nest of evil. Professor Norman Taylor (The Innocents Peter Wyngarde) has been enjoying unusual success at work lately, but could it be due to the magic his wife Tansy (Janet Blair) practices in secret? A natural skeptic, Norman is infuriated upon discovering her methods, but when he destroys her protective spells, a vindictive force puts both of their lives in mortal danger, leading to a final showdown that ranks as one of the most chilling in horror history.

Written by Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont ("The Twilight Zone")

Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) - Amazon











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Reply #445 on: August 17, 2015, 05:04:12 PM
September 15, 2015 TBD

Edward Dmytryk’s Murder, My Sweet (1944) from Warner Archive



Murder, My Sweet (1944) - Amazon




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Reply #446 on: August 20, 2015, 01:48:30 PM
October 20, 2015
Kino Lorber
Why: If you've ever wondered how Tim Burton could exist, this movie explains the social environment that grew him.
Have I Been Waiting Forever For This Release: Yes.




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Reply #447 on: August 20, 2015, 06:24:47 PM
hadn't heard about this before but it is a bummer, from Mondo Macabro:

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BAD NEWS, EVERYBODY
As of now our proposed blu ray release of ALUCARDA is on indefinite hiatus. All usable elements for this film seem to have been lost. While we will never entirely give up the chase on this one – and if you know of any pristine film prints please get in contact here or at our webstore – we are currently at a complete loss. Many apologies to all the fans who have been so anxious for this release. Believe it, we are just as bummed as you. frown emoticon

I for one appreciate how this press release anticipates some people might flip their shit when they hear Alucarda can't make it to blu-ray.  Alucarda was directed by a producer of Fando y Lis and El Topo, Mondo Macabro also released his earlier House of Madness, but Alucarda is better, Alucarda is Dracula backwards with an additional a, and it's a vague adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu's novella Carmilla, which had been vaguely adapted previously as e.g. Blood and Rose, The Vampire Lovers, Let's Scare Jessica to Death, and people still vaguely adapt it, since it's a supreme badass canonical horror piece that pre-dates and inspired Bram Stoker, and involves lesbians.

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while eating lasagna and thinking about wanting to read Carmilla I remember I've read it, it was included with Dreyer's Vampyr Criterion release.


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Reply #448 on: August 24, 2015, 07:49:47 PM
October 27, 2015

 Stéphane Lafleur's Tu dors Nicole (2014) on blu-ray from Kino



Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, Nicole, 22 years old, is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. When Nicole's older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls' friendship is put to the test. Their vacation takes an unexpected turn, punctuated by a heatwave, Nicole's growing insomnia and the persistent courtship of a 10-year-old boy.

Tu dors Nicole (2014) - Amazon


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Reply #449 on: August 27, 2015, 01:08:07 PM
November 17, 2015

F.W. Murnau's Faust (1926) from Kino








F.W. Murnau's Tabu (1931) on blu-ray from Kino




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